Tag Archives: American Literature
Travel Photo of the Day (Jan. 21)
This photo was taking while wandering around on the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. This was the home that inspired Nathaniel Hawthorne to write the novel, The House of the Seven Gables. The building … Continue reading
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Kate Chopin, née Katherine O’Flaherty (Feb. 8, 1851-Aug. 22, 1904) was an American writer who published two novels and short stories. She came from a wealthy St. Louis family. In 1870, Kate married Oscar Chopin, whose family was prominent in … Continue reading
Travel Photo of the Day (Dec. 1)
Harriet Beecher Stowe’s house in Hartford, Connecticut. She’s the author of the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Travel Photo of the Day (Nov. 23)
Mark Twain’s house in Hartford, Connecticut.
The House of the Seven Gables
Another stop I made while spending the day in Salem was The House of the Seven Gables. Some of you may recognize this name. In 1851 Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote and published a novel with the same title. The house was … Continue reading
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
The next stop in Concord, Massachusetts was the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, dedicated in 1855. This cemetery has several famous authors buried here, including Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. This is also the burial site … Continue reading
The next stop after the North Bridge was the Old Manse which is close to the bridge and the Concord River. This house was erected by Rev. William Emerson in 1770. William was the grandfather to Ralph Waldo Emerson, a famous … Continue reading
A Step back in time
This past Sunday I hit the road to visit some places I had never been to. I’m a little embarrassed that I have been living in Boston for five years and I am just now getting out to Concord, Massachusetts … Continue reading